NOTHING PERSONAL: ISSUE THREE
170 x 230mm, 100 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2022
Normally, the caveat precedes an opinion: It’s nothing personal but… Whoever states the phrase lets themselves off the hook. Someone is told: I don’t mean to offend. Sincere or disingenuous, with hopes to hurt or to soothe, these words create a tension. It both is and isn’t personal. In terms of the magazine, this phrase introduces the contradictions inherent to criticism––the way, despite attempts otherwise, it cannot help but be revealing of both itself and its subject. In Nothing Personal, the anecdotal offers a bridge to the political, social and aesthetic, and vice versa. The writing within works at this intersection, knowing that the subjective can disguise the structural just as easily as the objective can mask the intimate.
Writing, reviews and artworks by Clay AD, Aya Bseiso, Luis Campos, Romy Danielewicz, Hayley Jane Dawson, Rachel Grant, Andy Grace Hayes, Georgia Horgan, Ruby Kuye-Kline, Esyllt Angharad Lewis, Nasim Luczaj, Caitlin Merrett King, Hussein Mitha, Lisette May Monroe, Kate Morgan, Mauricio Orozco, Stephen Polatch, Natalie Pullen, Maria Sledmere, Rodrigo Vaiapraia, Kandace Siobhan Walker, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Hannah Wilson.